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Organizational Knowledge in the MakingHow Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge$
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Gerardo Patriotta

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199275243

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
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Organizational Knowledge in the Making
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Gerardo Patriotta (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the nature of knowledge in organizations, based on an essay by Czech writer Milan Kundera, which examined a novel written at the beginning of the century by Jaromir John. The frustration of the character depicted in the story is linked to the present book. The purpose and scope of the book, reasons for focusing on the automotive sector, and structure and content of the book are presented.

Keywords:   Milan Kundera, knowledge in organizations, automotive industry, Fiat

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